Editorials

National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 2, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...

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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 2, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for...

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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 2, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...

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Letter to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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Take bold steps Dear Editor: In Massachusetts, young adults make up 10 percent of the general population but nearly 30 percent of people arrested. That means a disproportionate number of our young people are coming into contact with our criminal justice system. And we must ask: what kind of criminal justice system are they...

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What President Trump Wants Us to Forget

July 21, 2018
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By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now,...

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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...

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Letters to the Editor

July 13, 2018
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A clear, fair process Dear Editor: Over the last few weeks, I’ve had some great conversations with Middlesex County Police Chiefs about the collaboration between law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office. Over the course of my career, I have worked closely with law enforcement partners at homicide scenes, in the courtroom, and developing...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 13, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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Make the Most of Summer

July 13, 2018
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My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...

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Access to Everett’s Waterfront is Becoming a Reality

July 9, 2018
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I continually ask people to imagine a restored waterfront with walking trails, a viewing hill, and many other amenities along our waterfront. Today, that vision is becoming a reality and within the next couple of weeks we will be cutting the ribbon on phase one of the Malden River Walk at River Green Park...

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